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post #11 of 18
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I sure hope so. Thanks!

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by kharmon320 View Post
 

Okay, here are some better shots with a much better camera. Now I'm really undecided about the wheaten Americauna. Looking at her comb, it looks like it's more than one row of peas developing. It's really pale, but "aaacckk"! Rosemary is the first shots, then Ginger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now Ginger: 

 

 

 

I'm sure I'm just driving myself crazy. Thanks for looking and taking the time to weigh in with an opinion.

They are both pullets. The wyandotte has a nice small, pale comb and wattles. Ginger is definitely a pullet too. Wheatens can be easily sexed by color at that age. A male would have a black chest and a much darker coloration. 

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post #13 of 18
Pullets! They're cuties!
post #14 of 18

Agree they're both pullets. It's so handy to have birds of certain colors that can be sexed when they feather in--wheaton is one of those colors.

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post #16 of 18
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Here with 11 weeks pictures. Any thoughts on the little Olive Egger (which I realize will probably not be an Olive Egger)? The comb looks to be a really small straight comb, which is possible based upon the genetics. Unless it's a modified pea comb??? From what I was told, this bird is a 2nd generation. The first generation was a Black Copper Maran Rooster with a Wheaten Ameraucana Hen. Those hens were crossed back to a BCM rooster. Theoretically, 50% of the 2nd generation would have the straight comb. The breeder had plenty of Olive Egger hens colored exactly like Olive, but with a pea comb.  While I'm sad that she likely won't produce an olive egg, I'm now unsure about the sex.

 

The only reason I'm questioning the sex at this point is the behavior. The OE seemed to be lowest in the pecking order, but has started exhibiting more assertive behavior. This is the bird that calls them all to bed at night. The past few days I've noticed the OE puff up and "rush" the Ameraucana. Now, the Ameraucana certainly doesn't back down, but this morning the OE jumped on the back of the Ameraucana. The Wyandotte seems to be the peacemaker, but will also chastise the OE. Is this normal pecking order behavior between 3 pullets? I'm including pictures of all three birds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking and sharing your knowledge.


Edited by kharmon320 - 9/27/15 at 8:51am
post #17 of 18
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Sorry. To clarify: The bird I'm questioning is pic 3, 4, and 5. The last photo is Rosemary. I'm fairly confident that Rosemary and Ginger are indeed pullets.

post #18 of 18
Your birds all look like pullets to me. Hen's behaviour can be really odd, I have one who always has to burrow under the others and used to have one who always stood on top of her friends to get at the food first!
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